The Hindi remake of SS Rajamouli’s directorial Chatrapathi starring Prabhas, featuring Bellamkonda Sreenivas, and Nushrratt Bharuccha, was recently released in cinemas. The remake, directed by V.V. Vinayak, is full of action sequences but has several loopholes in the screenplay, location, and continuity, according to our review.
In this article, we will discuss the plot, the performances of the cast, and other aspects of the movie in detail. If you’re planning to watch this action drama, you must read our review before booking the tickets!
The movie revolves around Shiva (Bellamkonda Sreenivas), a boy who lives in a village next to a seaport, and his half-brother Ashok (Karan Chhabra). The two brothers and their mother (Bhagyashree) were forced to migrate to a small seaside village in Gujarat in 1985. During the evacuation program, Shiva is separated from his family and is torn away from them. He then resides in the village where the villagers become his family.
Shiva and his friends go to a powerful village head and sell their lives to him. They are forced to indulge in unlawful activities related to drugs to save their lives. Eventually, they break free from the shackles with the help of Shiva, and he reunites with his mother.
Bellamkonda Sreenivas does justice to his character in the action sequences, and his dialogue delivery seems powerful and intense. However, in some scenes, he appears confused about how to emote. The sudden changes in scenes, such as switching abruptly from a sad scene to a song, hinder his performance.
Nushrratt Bharuccha’s character in the movie has very few scenes, but she does them convincingly. However, as her character develops, she fails to leave a mark due to limited screen time and a half-baked switch in the role. She features more in the songs than in actual scenes, which is confusing, considering her recent successful performances.
Bhagyashree fits well in the role of an emotional mother who thinks of her sons all the time. However, her role is written messily, especially her emotional sequences, making it difficult to empathize with her during some scenes.
Karan Chhabra tries to portray a grey-shaded character, but he struggles to do so convincingly. His acting is convincing in some scenes, but he appears to struggle to get the emotions out in others. However, the change in his character arc adds to one of the major highlights of the film, and it is one of the few times when you can fully grasp his performance.
Sharad Kelkar’s acting, dialogue delivery, and action sequences as the menacing antagonist are one of the strongest aspects of the film. His mean nature and motive to make Shiva’s life miserable are convincing.
Chatrapathi’s Hindi remake is a pure cringe-fest, and the movie is so predictable that you can guess what the next scene will be. The film fails to engage the audience, and the script lacks creativity. The dialogues are dull, and the screenplay is amateurish. Although the film features a talented cast, they fail to deliver due to the poorly written script. The movie has a few loopholes when it comes to screenplay, location, and continuity errors, and this affects the overall movie-watching experience. If you’re planning to watch the Sreenivas Bellamkonda starrer action-drama, we suggest you read our review first and then book the tickets.
In conclusion, Chatrapathi is a Hindi remake that fails to live up to the expectations of the audience. The movie lacks creativity, and the predictable storyline makes it boring to watch. Although the film features some impressive action sequences, the poorly written script, and amateurish screenplay spoil the overall experience. The cast does their best to deliver the best performance, but their efforts go in vain due to the weak script. If you’re a fan of action dramas, we suggest you skip this one.